I just mounted my first snow goose and painted the beak with dusty pink. My question is this doesn't look right I would think by the original color it needs to be more orange. Is there a book with colors that tell you which hydromist paint works for which applications? Any help would be appreciated.
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Don't think the colors are wrong. Get some reference photos and know if they are right or wrong. Buy the Breakthrough Bird Finishing Manual and use that with your reference photos to come up with the right colors. Also don't be afraid to experiment with color combinations to come up with a beak that you are happy with.
I am not familiar with the Dusty pink color, what I do is spray Wa flesh, then Snow goose red, a little yellow ocre and maybe some transparent Orange under the red. then I melt the paints together with Acetone. Snow geese also have a waxy look on thier beak so be sure to give it a coat of Mod Podge.
I use Polytranspar paints and use WASCO painting schedule. I spray a base coat of flesh over the everything except the grin patch. I then apply a light to med coat of snow goose red over the bill. Do not spray nail or grin patch. Apply this color on the corners of the base and around the grin patch. Then I use Lavender flesh to shade the corners and edge of the base. spray this color on the edge of the grin patch, but fade out before getting to the nail. Spray the mandible also. I then use a med coat of white on top and bottom of the bill fading out to the edges. Spray the grin patch black. Light mist the nail with yellow ochre to achieve a bone color effect..